Monthly Archives: July 2013

Do Quality Measures Help Patients Make Better Decisions?

I have been researching quality measures over the last 2 weeks to support potential integration into a mobile app that may help with selection of medical services.  An interesting question is how do patients select which hospitals to use. Do they pick the hospital they have experience with? Do they go to the closest one? […]Continue reading «Do Quality Measures Help Patients Make Better Decisions?»

Mysterious Rankings -Top 5 iPhone Medical Apps in July 2013

With the increasing adoption of mobile technology and improvements to the usefulness of mobile applications (apps), more and more healthcare providers are using mobile apps to support clinical practice, and increasing numbers of consumers are using mobile apps to support health and wellness activities. One’s healthcare is no longer limited to their doctor’s hands, but […]Continue reading «Mysterious Rankings -Top 5 iPhone Medical Apps in July 2013»

The Promise and the Price of Big Health Data

Recently, the hottest news on the TV was “Where is Edward Snowden”.  His leakage of classified defense information has brought up the discussion about information technology, data and privacy. The Edward Snowden incident directly highlights the possibility of health record confidentiality violations by an organization. It also indirectly emphasizes the dangers of collecting massive amounts […]Continue reading «The Promise and the Price of Big Health Data»